Report In Italy That Wijnaldum On His Way To Roma


Tuttosport in Italy are reporting that Walter Sabatini, Roma’s Sporting Director, has already spoken with Gini Wijnaldum’s agent.

Roma’s Miralem Pjanic seems to be on his way to Juventus and is said to be in Turon today for his medical and Roma have for some weeks been linked with a move for Wijnaldum to replace Pjanic.

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Gini Wijnaldum – Roma want him

What doesn’t make sense to us is Tuttosport are also reporting that Sabatini has told Gini’s agent to wait until the 30th of June before doing any business for his client, in order to comply with FFP regulations.

Players cannot be signed until the 1st July when the new financial year begins and the summer transfer window officially opens, but there’s no reason at all that negotiations cannot be going on before then.

That’s as long as they go through official channels like Sabatini lifts up the phone to talk to Newcastle, so we are a little skeptical of this report.

As for the fee, it’s supposed to be around €18m (£14.2M), which is around what we paid for him last July, so that’s not a surprise,  but maybe Newcastle could get even more for the midfielder.

Rafa has said if players do move this summer, it will have to be for a very good fee, because Newcastle don’t have to sell any player.

All this stuff being reported in the papers really means nothing until Newcastle are contacted and get involved.

From what we can tell Rafa Benitez is keen to keep Gini Wijnaldum at the club – and we are almost sure Rafa  will now be in contact with Gini’s agent trying to find out what’s going on – if anything.

Although he was Newcastle’s top scorer with 11 goals last season and our best player in the first half of the season – Gini  did not play well in the second half of the season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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100 comments so far

  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #1

    11 goals from midfield in a struggling/relegated side, Rafa should be able to eek a few more quid out of Roma, rather than money back I feel.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #2

    What has this to do with the Ireland game, howay, focus on what is important and interesting!!!!!!!!

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Like the Mary Celeste in here!

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Beware Ibra…he’s due to do something outrageous..

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Mind, that Brady is a canny player. Very comfortable on the ball.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #6

    dammit… way to jinx us SITC

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Shit

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Soz dok. Maybe Brady laces one in the top corner now!?

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Come on Republic, they’re better than Sweden easily

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #10

    That’s why you never sit on a 1-0 and concede the command of the match. Don’t know why managers do that. In full control, Sweden not creating anything, but instead of continuing and keeping the positive football going, withdraw into own half and go defensive. Stupid.

    Especially stupid when you’ve got a Villa and Sunderland CB pairing.

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  • funguswatty

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Bull window not open yet and will have to be a silly price for Raffa to let him go

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #12

    I’d happily take that amount for Gini.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Keane will win it.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Yep Hail, in a second! Not the correct character for the toon. Mind you he’s not alone there!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Shane Long has disappointed, hopefully will have a moment like Ibra did in the final few mins.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    It seems strange that Ireland have ran out of steam so dramatically after an hour, or not much more than that. Aren’t these guys fit or something?

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Think they’re the oldest team in tournament.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #18

    If they tire after an hour, they might struggle with Hazard, Du Bruyne and Lukaka et al running at them for 90 mins.
    Decent performance though, tough group that.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Wow, top quality camera work. That’ll be Sweden taking the prize for good looking lasses in the crowd then!

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #20

    I doubt that’s enough, I expect Italy and Belgium to go through and for one of the 4 best placed 3rd teams then for me they had to beat Sweden.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Aye Spoof, Belgium have the potential to go all the way.
    Curious to see how they’ll get on without Kompany.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #22

    site,
    I remember Heineken getting in trouble for giving out merchandise to Dutch stunners knowing the cameras would be panning in on them.

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #23

    And like Germany Italy bye hook or bye crook find away to get through

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #24

    Jail

    Do you have video evidence of that, please say yes lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #25

    sitc

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail
    Ha ha oh yes. Marketing at its finest. But do you remember back in the 80s in the Gallowgate when Exel crisps decided to send a load of hot pants n small white t shirt clad beauties out to walk round the perimeter of the cages hoying free bags into the crowd. Very messy ‘appreciation’ from the fans. Well, it was the eighties…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #28

    It was Bavaria not Heineken?

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail

    They were good,but not quite!!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Can’t remember that sitc, sounds nice though. What corner do you sing in. I’ve just got my tickets in the Gallowagate East corner?

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  • Spoof

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail

    Where you are is the sitc area, it was the place to be in the late 70s early 80s, fond memories seed

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #32

    Ah i just go wherever now, no longer have a season ticket. But the east corner, where the flag flew, was where I served my time as a kid late 70s onwards..

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  • lesh

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #33

    If Roma have been talking to Gini or his agent without having been given permission to do so, then surely they must be reported for doing so.

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  • lesh

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    Sing

    I seem to remember certain unruly elements in the centre paddock encouraging the girls to get their t**s out for the lads.

    Naughty naughty fans!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Spoof,
    Aye it’s the unofficial singing section now, funny how Mikey doesn’t mind a singing section when he’s finally done the right thing, shame he had to disband in the past so he could plod on with Pardew.

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Dok, re previous and Elliott – laughingH, 😉

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  • Bobbybee

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Sneaky H there. 😉

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  • Uncertain Toon

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Hope Mark Clattenberg has a good game!

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 13, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Lesh
    Ha ha yes.. And some guy on the PA reading the script advertising …. ‘Exel crisps, remember Exel’s the name’ being totally drowned out by those chants! 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 13, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #40

    That’s some side Belgium can field. They must have put something in the water 20- odd years ago. 🙂

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